Saxophonist Danny Lerman appears at NIGHTTIME
(Published: June 09, 2012)
Saxophonist Danny Lerman will appear at Cleveland's Premier Jazz Club, NIGHTTOWN, on June 23rd @ 8:30 p.m.& 10:30 p.m.
IN CONCERT WITH FORECAST.
Tickets are $15.00. Available at the club or visit www.nighttowncleveland.co... for more information.
Fresh from performance dates in Africa, Holland, Lerman will grace the stage at Nighttown, Cleveland's Premier Jazz Club. Appearing with him are well known Cleveland based group, FORECAST.
The fact that Danny Lerman's current album title, Meow Baby,comes from a line in an episode of Kojak proves that saxophonist Danny Lerman knows how to have fun. He also knows retro cool when he sees it. Lerman took a page from the 1970s when recording his third album,Meow Baby, on Sugar Whiskey Records. Danny adopted old school sensibilities by utilizing live musicians and having a hand in writing all the new compositions for the disc. Tal Bergman,who worked on Lerman's debut album, produced ten songs on Meow Baby and a few tracks were produced by urban-jazz icon Norman Connors.
Lerman's has shared stages with Peabo Bryson, Howard Hewitt, Norman Connors, Danny Boy and Jean Carne and shared concert bills with Herbie Hancock, Sergio Mendes,Richard Elliot,David Benoit,Eric Marienthal and the Ghetto Boys.
Lerman composed and recorded his first CD, Do You Feel?, in South Bend, Indiana and built his name touring the Midwest. "At North Texas they didn't teach me how to dance or front a band. I learned on the job,at least fronting the band."
Danny partnered with producer Tal Bergman for his next CD, Danny's Island, performing and writing with bassist, Oskar Cartaya and flutist, Dave Valentine The CD, Danny's Island,reached the top 20 on the Contemporary Jazz charts of record industry publication Radio &Records,and the single,Take My Breath Away, reached the #1 position on the playlist of WGCI,Chicago's number one urban music station. Danny's compositions are also featured in the movie soundtracks "Wedding Bell Blues," and "Kill Me Later."
Tony Bennett described Danny Lerman most aptly, Beautiful Music,Man!
Critics have said:
All Music Guide: "With 15 compositions to lighten your mood,set a romantic theme,or just keep you chillin' to his contemporary saxophonics, Danny Lerman and his special guests have delivered a set that is as personal as a love song and as accessible as a sunny day on a tropical island."
Baltimore Times: "The CD is very hot...The influences of the various countries can be heard on the album. The combinations of the sax,flute and trumpet make for an excellent work of art."
Reno Gazette-Journal: "Saxophonist Danny Lerman's approach to contemporary jazz is like a paleontological expedition,a layer cake that represents a variety of musical influences coalesced through his sensibilities...At the center of it all is Lerman's horn,a frequently mellifluous approach that can erupt into a growl -rather than the meow referenced in the album title."
Jazz Review: "There is a musicality that leaps off the disc and a degree of composition consistent with the best music currently heard on contemporary jazz radio....The opener,"Meow Baby," is a great composition in the new tradition of up-tempo and strong groove oriented music making the airwaves these days,and "The First Time" floats as prettily as a sailboat on a calm sea."
Smooth Jazz Therapy: "The pedigree of ‘Meow Baby' is impeccable.... He co-writes a dozen of the songs and,with sumptuous playing from beginning to end,is making a statement that Danny Lerman is all set to move into the upper echelon of contemporary saxophonists."
The native Cleveland contemporary jazz band performs a musical blend of instrumental jazz, funk, rock, reggae and pop. The band is composed of vibist Lem Adams, saxophonist Jermaine Lockhart, keyboardist Alphonso McDuffie, bassist Gary Stevenson, drummer John Turner and guitarist Kevin Byous. In addition to their regular performance dates the band has opened for Earl Klugh, The Crusaders, Stanley Turrentine, Bob Newhart, Roy Ayers, Jeff Lorber, Angie Bofill, Michael Paulow, Pieces of a Dream, Brian Auger , Bob James, David Garfield just to mention a few. Awards include the 1985 and 1986 Michelob Jazz Search, Best Jazz Fusion Band from the 1993 Midwest urban Music Awards and Best Contemporary Jazz Band from Scene Magazine in 1999. Forecast performed as the official house band of the Cleveland Cavaliers at Gund Arena for the 2001-2002 season
Available for radio and TV interviews: Please Contact: Ralph at LampkinMusic@Gmail.com.
More Information: http://www.dannylerman.com